The noblest of human endeavours is to enlighten the uninitiated consciousness; to bare its awareness before the endless and terrifying vistas that lie beyond darkness and ignorance.
In pursuit of such necessarily painful revelations the Oxford Internet Insitute at the University of Oxford — the unwitting host on which the investigations here parasitise — recently hosted an inaugural Halloween lecture. This oration drew on several years of dark explorations chronicled in this blog, to inculcuate into a new generation of unprepared and curious minds the horror and necessity of subjecting our reality to the insidious power of statistical science. Through what seems a dangerously careless oversight, this brief glimpse of truth was recorded and made available for posterity.
For the terminally inquisitive, the archival materials on which this work was drawn are presented here.bayes_vs_invaders